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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

This month's issue
Volume 25 No 10 01 November 2015

Water in the Energy industry

Geologists in the energy industry can improve their company’s financial performance, environmental impact and engagement by reviewing their involvement with water, writes John Simmons*.

November 15 Geosci Slideshow_Waterstress

Earth Learning Idea

Earthlearningidea, a website for geoscience educators, recorded its first two million activity downloads this year, writes Chris King*.

November 15 Geosci Slideshow_Earthlearningidea

Solid Foundation

Geology lies at the heart of a public consultation about radioactive waste disposal, due to close in early December, writes Natalyn Ala*. 

RWM Consultation
Latest articles

Mineral Deposits of Finland

Finland is a major European hub for mineral exp...


The Planet Remade

‘Geoengineering’ is a term created to encompass...


Atlas of Structural Geology

The purpose of this book would appear to be obv...


Taming the Flood

This is the third edition of what is often refe...


The Climates of the Geological Past

All geologists will have heard of Alfred Wegener. Few will have heard of his father-in-law, Wladimir Köppen...

Victor Volcano

Victor the Volcano

Many childrens’ books convert inanimate objects into characters. Thomas the Tank Engine is the one that springs to my mind first, along with...

Geogift books

Christmas is coming

Christmas and New Year closure dates - and some gift ideas!

Alfred Wegener_book

Books and Arts

Four new books reviewed by Ted Nield, Steve Rowlatt, Gordon Neighbour and Mike Rosenbaum.

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Fossil help needed

John Heathcote calls for fossil help

Australia War Memorial

Home away from home

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan reflects on war memorials to the ANZAC fallen

James Jackson _ Wollaston Medal 2015

Society Awards 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards.

See pictures of the winners and read the Award citations & Replies. 

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Online Book Reviews

Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.

17 new reviews are available now with this month's Special.

Raymo - first female winner of the Wollaston medal

Honorary Fellowships

Maureen Raymo was the first female recipient of the Wollaston Medal, the Society’s most senior medal (picture, in 2014 with President David Shilston).
Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.